Monday, August 8, 2011

How To Do Bicycle Ab Exercise



You want those tight abs. You need those tight abs. You know that strong abdominals muscles help with posture and make you look more attractive. Strong abs require constant work and dedication. In the latest installment of my ab exercise series, I'm going to show you how to do the bicycle crunch exercise. The bicycle crunch is important because:

  • it targets the oblique muscles
  • tightens the rectus abdominus (giving you the six pack)
  • improves posture
This exercise can be done just about anywhere, so you should definitely learn how to do them.

How To Do Bicycle Crunches

Lie on your back. Lift your legs from the floor. Now, lock your fingers behind your head. Perform a pedaling motion as if you were riding a bicycle. Use your abdominal muscles to bring your right elbow toward your left knee. Now repeat the same action with your left elbow and right knee. Keep your abs tight throughout the exercise. Set a goal of one hundred crunches, which you can divide into multiple sets i.e. performing ten to twenty-five repetitions per set.

Bicycle crunches can be done on alongside hanging obliques, dragon flag crunches, lying leg raise and Captain's chair ab exercises. Strong abs are essential to developing a tight, strong core which has carryover advantages to dead lifting, squatting and even bench pressing. If your secondary goal is aesthetics, you'll need to drop your body fat to 7 - 9 % in order to show off your six pack.

Do you want a better body? Since you're on this blog the answer is yes. Well, the only way to get a better body is to work for it. It reminds me of a song from Staind, asking if the grass is always green. It can be, if you take care of it. The same thing applies to your body: take care of it and it will take care of you.

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